Half-term and spring activities for children and families

Looking forward to spring? So are we! We have planned lots of free fun activities to do outdoors and indoors for the whole family. They are suitable for all ages, so everyone can get involved and find something exciting to do.

February half-term holiday:

Monday 17 February - free Shout! drop-in play session - 10am to 2pm - King George’s Hall, High Street, Esher KT10 9RA
We will be celebrating spring with seasonal arts and crafts, colourful lanterns and baskets and making wildlife crafts and puzzles with natural materials from the commons. No booking required – just pop along and stay as long as you want.

Monday 17 February – *back by popular demand* Museum Explorers WWII interactive and educational workshops, bookable events – cost: £5 per child. 10am to 11.30am and 12pm to 1.30pm - King George’s Hall, High Street, Esher KT10 9RA
Experience life in Elmbridge in WW2. Go through gas mask training and an air raid drill. Discover where bombs fell. Handle real WW2 artefacts. Booking essential at elmbridgemuseum.org.uk/learning/families

Tuesday 18 February – Build your own bird box – 2.30pm to 4pm – Civic Centre, Off High Street, Esher KT10 9SD. Help our feathered friends by making a nest box in time for spring. Free event. Spaces limited. Booking essential at countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk

Spring events:

Saturday 14 March - Elmbridge Museum’s deadly diseases and rotten remedies – 3 sessions: 10am-11am / 12pm to 1pm and 2pm-3pm. Walton Library, The Heart Centre, 54 Hepworth Way, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1GH. For children aged 5 to 13 years. Learn about some truly rotten remedies used in the Middles Ages and create your own medieval pouch to fill with healing herbs. Handle some objects from the museum collection and design you own stained glass window and medieval bookmark. Free event but register your interest at ebcmuseum@elmbridge.gov.uk

Enjoy day outdoors with the countryside team on Saturday 21 March with 2 different free activities:

  • Pond dip.  Drop in 10am to 12pm. Meet by Littleworth Common pond, Portsmouth Road, opposite Café Rouge, nearest postcode KT10 9AD. Local ponds are full of life, and now’s the time to come and find out what’s living there!

  • Orienteering. Start the challenge between 1pm and 2.30pm. Meet in Horsesehoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills, Esher, nearest postcode KT10 9JL. Show off your map reading skills and explore the wildlife in your local woodland.

No booking required. Just turn up.

Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “There are plenty of family fun events and activities taking place in Elmbridge during February half-term and spring. There will be a chance to do seasonal arts and crafts, observe wildlife on the commons and explore life in Elmbridge in WW2 with the Museum explorers’ fun interactive workshops. Most of it is free so come along and share some family fun! We look forward to seeing you there!”.

For further information, please visit our leisure webpages, email shout@elmbridge.gov.uk or call 01372 474 634. 

Date published: 20 January 2020

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